James Houston Whitt

 James “Jim” Houston Whitt was born in Sherman, Texas to Berlin G. and Irene (Douglas) Whitt on February 12, 1937. Jim went to be with the Lord on March 27, 2022, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 85 years of age.
 Funeral service was held on Friday, April 1, 2022, at the First Baptist Church in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Graveside followed at Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko, Oklahoma under the direction of Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home-Anadarko.
 As a young boy, Jim attended a tent revival and became a Christian. He lived his life as a servant of the Lord. Jim graduated from Colbert High School in OK. He attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Physics.
 Jim served his country in the United States Air Force from 1962-1965 as a First Lieutenant Missile Launch Officer stationed at Plattsburgh, New York. 
 Jim married the love of his life, Lucy (Petty) Whitt on February 16, 1963, in Bells, Texas. Jim and Lucy moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he worked on engineering projects and raised a family of 3 children. He received his Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Tulsa.
 One of Jim’s greatest accomplishments was working in the bus ministries of the churches that he attended, including Sequoyah Hills Baptist Church and Memorial Baptist Church. He visited his bus route families every Saturday, knocking on doors and inviting people to church. Jim moved to Anadarko, OK in 1982 where he worked at Western Farmers Electric Cooperative. He became a member of the First Baptist Church where he enjoyed serving in various capacities as a deacon, a bus minister, and a children’s church worker.
 Jim eventually went to work as a civilian for Ft. Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma and retired as an Operations Research Analyst. Jim and Lucy remained faithfully together for 54 years until her passing on September 20, 2017. Jim retired from the church bus ministry after 49 years of service. Jim leaves behind a legacy of hard work, devotion, and Christian character for all who knew him.
 He is survived by three children: Jimmy Whitt, St. Petersburg, FL, Janet Elrod and husband Robert of Norman, OK, and
Jennifer Dennis and husband Patrick of Newcastle, OK, 2 grandchildren, brother Glen Whitt and wife Lynne of Denison, TX, 2 nephews and 1 niece and sister-in-law Pat Benrud, Chickasha, OK.
 Jim is preceded in death by his, parents, wife Lucy and sister Vivian (Whitt) Pritchett. 
 Our family wishes to express our gratitude to the caregivers and employees from Jim’s home at HarborChase Assisted Living, and special thanks to Katy Carr who went above and beyond for Jim. We appreciate the excellent care provided to us through Traditions Hospice. We also want to thank Jim’s special caregiver and friend, Mary Dobbs, for staying by his side through life’s challenges.